The stunning success of Donald Trump’s earned media strategy proves that social media and content marketing work when brands are willing to take risks.
Joel Benenson is the only pollster to help win three US presidential elections for Democrat candidates, first with Bill Clinton then twice with Barack Obama, and he hopes to win a fourth with Hillary Clinton in 2016. He tells Marketing Week how both brands and politicians can tap into the ‘hidden architecture’ of public opinion.
Donald Trump has succeeded in appealing to voters’ emotions during the US presidential campaign, but marketers should not rush to copy the tycoon’s tactics.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From Superdrug’s response to the cost of living crisis to how SMEs tackle long-term brand building, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
M&S Food has a “busy summer” of marketing ahead of it, says marketing director Sharry Cramond, as the grocer doubles down on delivering healthy food at low prices.
Price and promotion will be “key” to Superdrug’s marketing plans over the next year, with a focus on own brand products and improving its loyalty proposition.
From taking Green & Black’s to a new market after “savage” customer feedback, to the birth of Veggie Pret, Mark Palmer urges marketers to rethink positioning, premiumisation and innovation.